The following walkthrough takes a look at the capabilities of the Skills Matrix in xapiapps.
The following is an except from The LX Designer's Handbook.
Digital learning systems have begun to make deep, qualitative learning theories practical at scale. The industrial model of training and evaluation is a compromise between results and practicality, but with smart systems, those complex and rich views of training can come to life.
We’re adding more new features this week you’ll love in your xapiapps account.
We've added some great new features to the Learning Experience Builder in xapiapps.
Social science research, the kind we would use to research training effectiveness for example, is in big trouble. Psychology in particular, whose methods are widely adopted for education research, is undergoing a severe replication crises. That’s to say, it turns out that many published research papers have results that cannot be replicated, methodologies that are full of holes and conclusions that aren’t justified.
Even if you have never heard of a “smile sheet”, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen one or had to complete one.
Instructional design is somewhat of a black art at the best of times. Much of what the best training designers do is more a result of experience and intuition as opposed to strict adherence to theory or models. Of course, in order to break the rules you have to know them in the first place. This is why instructional designers who are starting out should pick a design model that they feel is a good match for their style, subject and workflow. This will act as scaffolding upon which to build a logical structure that students can interpret and internalize.
We have all heard the term “learning style” bandied about at conferences, in magazines and in conversation with educators of every stripe. It represents the idea that each student is “equal but different”, and needs to be taught in a way that accords to their unique minds.
To say that no two learners are the same is almost an axiomatic statement. This is clear to anyone who cares to think about it for a moment. If you take a classroom full of learners, give them the same instructions, under the same conditions while using the same assessments, you’ll get very different results.